The fifth-annual Marie McQuiddy Daley softball tournament was held last weekend. Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006. She was a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a big heart, so the community was left with a void when she lost her battle with cancer on January 16, 2007. Marie fought hard against cancer and played hard during her softball career in high school and college.
In remembrance of her fighting spirit and her strength, family members and friends joined up to make “Marie’s Messengers of Hope,” a Relay for Life team. Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to help raise funds for cancer research. The team couldn’t think of a better way to honor Marie than to raise money doing something she loved, playing softball. They play to remember her and to fund cancer research and awareness so that other people have a better chance to fight this disease and win. Each year, all proceeds from the tournament are donated to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life.
The winning team was team Save the Hoohas this year. The following teams participated:
A1: Edge Products, A2: The Wrecking Crew, A3: Misfits, A4: Thurstons, B1: The Boody Bunch, B2: Cancer Fears Walkers, B3: Lucky River Enterprises, B4: Multiple Concrete, C1: ICORR Tech, C2: 4D’s Construction, C3: Petersons, C4: Kolob Crew, D1: Jaffa Photography, D2: Save the Hoohas, D3: Messengers of Hope and D4: Outlaws. Marie’s Messengers of Hope would like to thank all those who participated this year. For more information on Relay for Life, please visit www.relayforlife.org/morganut.